TOP 11 PEER REVIEW BEST PRACTICES WITH PAUL VERARDI

After 30 years of working in the trenches with physician and hospital leaders, and after conducting innumerable onsite training sessions and national courses, HortySpringer’s Paul Verardi has now created an 11-session “on demand” education and training series for physician leaders and hospitals. 

The main messages from this series are clear:

 

  1. The “peer review” world has changed dramatically – and for the better

Purge the past!  Be willing to learn from your colleagues around the country and from those of us who have been privileged to serve them.  Be unwilling to simply accept the “status quo” of peer review – which in most hospitals continues to be ineffective and destructive, and completely fails to achieve the two main goals of promoting patient safety and practitioner success!

  1. Remember the bottom line – if it is not practical and doable…it is absolutely nothing!
  1. Follow the step-by-step guidance in this series, utilize the numerous tools provided, and truly transform your processes and your culture!
  1. And then, use the sessions as enduring resources in the coming years to reinforce the best practices, train your “new” leaders and reviewers, and ensure that the gains you achieve now remain ingrained in your culture!

 

This series is designed to be viewed as a whole, with the sessions being like gears in a watch.  But it has also been developed so that if you only need assistance with several aspects of this complex area, each individual session delivers on our commitment to provide you with substantive, concrete guidance and to not waste one single minute of your time – i.e., the “no fluff” rule!

 

Target Audience

This course was designed for hospital administrators, physicians and clinicians who need to be better informed about how to manage and possibly improve their overall performance.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this audio conference, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the four top foundation principles for PPE success and incorporate them into the Medical Staff’s PPE processes.
  2. Describe the recommended composition, role, and reporting responsibilities of a Leadership Council.
  3. Revise Medical Staff Bylaws and policies to reflect the modified role of a Medical Executive Committee in modern PPE activities.
  4. Identify the several different options for obtaining specialty expertise in the review of a clinical concern and select the option that best fits a particular Medical Staff’s culture.
  5. Implement a step-by-step “best practice” review process for addressing professionalism concerns in a consistent, effective, and constructive manner.
  6. Implement a step-by-step “best practice” review process for addressing health concerns in a consistent, effective, and constructive manner.
  7. Implement a step-by-step “best practice” process for conducting OPPE activities in a consistent, effective, and constructive manner.
  8. Describe the three related, but different, types of utilization issues that need to be addressed as part of a Medical Staff’s peer review process.
  9. Describe the Progressive Steps Continuum and incorporate it in all peer review processes at the hospital, irrespective of whether the performance issue involves clinical, professionalism, health, or utilization concerns.
  10. Identify and utilize the most effective Voluntary Enhancement Plans available for successfully addressing clinical concerns.
  11. Identify the most common “conflict of interest” scenarios that arise when performing peer review activities.


SPECIAL NOTE:

There is no educational content to this course. This site is designed to supplement training that has already occurred, to administer the post-test, collect CME evaluations, and issue credit.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 11.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
07/31/2020
Course expires: 
07/31/2023
Horty Springer
United States

Paul A. Verardi, JD.  Partner, Horty, Springer & Mattern, PC.
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.


All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Joint Provider Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 11.0  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 11.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 11.00 Attendance
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